Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Waiting on Wednesday" - The Tension of Opposites

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Tension of Opposites
by:  Kristina McBride
Publication Date:  May 25th 2010 by EgmontUSA 

It’s been two years since Noelle disappeared. Two years since her bike was discovered, sprawled on a sidewalk. Two years of silence, of worry, of fear.

For those two long years, her best friend Tessa has waited, living her own life in a state of suspended animation. Because how can she allow herself to enjoy a normal high school life if Noelle can’t? How dare she have other friends, go to dances, date boys, without knowing what happened to the girl she thought she would share everything with?

And then one day, someone calls Noelle’s house. She’s alive.

A haunting psychological thriller taken straight from the headlines, The Tension of Opposites is a striking debut that explores the emotional aftermath of a kidnapping on the victim, and on the people she left behind.

This one just sounds interesting to me!  I enjoy mysteries and I love to see it in a YA novel.  High school is hard enough for teenagers, then couple it with the loss of your best friend and it's that much more difficult.  I am anxious for May to see how this one turns out.


Jan von Harz said...

Wow love this summary, definitely my kind of book. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention.

Cindy said...

I have been seeing this one around and it seems like a really good book.

Alayne said...

Something about this cover totally creeps me out! :) Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

This sounds like such a gripping and emotional read! I love that Tessa didn't forget about Noelle, even though she'd been gone for two years. Sometimes it's easier to let go and forget, but she didn't do that. I'm looking forward to this one, too. Great pick!

Mama Bookworm said...

This one sounds good. I have it on my TBR list.

bermudaonion said...

That does sound like it could be true!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for picking The Tension of Opposites for your WOW! Very exciting!

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